The Governors are all people who are interested in the development of the school. They are willing to work at supporting the school and able to strengthen links between the school and its community. Below are the names of Church Lane Primary School and Nursery Governors:




Mrs Barbara Jones (Chair of Governors)

 I have been a Governor for many years, seeing many changes including the building of the present School.

EYFS is my special interest as I firmly believe that creating an environment that encourages, creates an enquiringly mind  and offers new opportunities is important, as Church Lane does.


Miss Helen Ridley (Chair of Committee/ LCC Governor)  

I have been a governor here since my grown up girls all attended and loved the school. School has a special place in my heart and I very much enjoy being a governor and giving my support and experience where I can. 


Miss Andrea Roberts (Parent Governor) 

I became a governor when both of my daughters attended Church Lane. I enjoy helping on school trips and attending meetings to keep up to date with the running of the school. 


Mrs Christine James 

My name is Christine James and have been a Governor at Church Lane Primary and Nursery School since Jan 2009. 

I spent 17 years in the Armed Forces and then joined the Civil Service where I had experience in Property Management and Finance.  

I started as a Parent Governor, and then when my children left Church Lane, to move to Secondary School, I became a co-opted Governor.  My Responsibilities are School Council and I chair the School Development Committee and sit on the Finance/Resource Committee.  I am retired, still a carer for my youngest son who is still at Secondary School.  I volunteer at Church Lane two afternoons a week reading with some of the children.  


Mr Vince Jones 

Vince has been a governor at Church Lane for now over 12 years. He previously held the role of science teacher at Carres Grammar. Vince has lots of experience sitting on governing bodies of schools and understands the education system well. 


Mrs Melanie Porter (Parent Governor/ Safeguarding and KS1 Governor)

I have been a governor at Church Lane school for over 5 years. I have had 4 children attend the school, my youngest who still attends is in yr 4 ,and my eldest being 25, which means i have been in and out of the school gates for over 20 yrs! . As a governor my main focuses are safe guarding, early years and online safety, (which often means lots of reading) I am very proud to be part of Church Lane community and have seen it grow over the years into an excellent school.

I have spent my whole career working for Lincolnshire County Council starting my career many years ago teaching dance and drama in a large social education centre in Lincoln for people with a learning disability, which i did for 16 yrs. When my third child came along i decided i needed to work nearer to home and  now manage the  Sleaford day opportunities service for people with a learning disability. I feel very fortunate to of always done a job that i love, and hopefully bring some my experience i have gained over the years to my role as a governor.



Mrs Sarah Elliott (Co-opted)

Having been a parent at Church Lane I wanted to continue to help sustain the excellent work they do at the school.

I joined the board of Governors to support the creative elements of the curriculum; helping to support and develop opportunities that encourage pupils to broaden their practical skills and knowledge within creative arts.


Emily Smith (Staff Governor)

 I have been at the school since 2010 and have worked up from an unqualified teacher to now a senior leader. I have a good understanding of the school and its community. 



Mr Callum Clay (Headteacher)

I have been Headteacher at Church Lane since 2016. I was previously Deputy Headteacher and a Teacher at the school. I have loved every minute of my time here and enjoy working with the Sleaford community.


Miss Kelly Hakes (Co-opted/Deputy Headteacher)

I have been a co-opted governor since becoming Deputy Head in 2024. I love working with the Church Lane Community and enjoy the family feel. 



Chair of Governors                                                    

C/O Christine James                                                                

Church Lane Primary School and Nursery

Church Lane


NG34 7DF


Clerk to Governors

Ben Butch